The Hills of Habersham Metric Century Bike Ride is an annual event of the Chamber on the second Saturday in October. Started as a fundraiser/tourism event for the Chamber, a portion of the proceeds now go to the Habersham United Way for local charities. Always on the second Saturday, it is the beginning of leaf season in Habersham County.
Also, the day of Cornelia’s Big Red Apple Festival, Habersham is bustling with activity. Families come from all across Georgia and surrounding states to participate in the bike ride, the festival, and other activities in Habersham during the beautiful fall season.
With grand prizes and door prizes, the ride attracts all ages. Grand prizes include a night’s stay with breakfast for two at the historic Glen Ella Bed and Breakfast and a one-half day pontoon ride with lunch for four on beautiful Lake Burton given by Friendship Rentals. Three exit points—22, 44, and 62 miles—make the ride doable for different ages and physical conditions. Four well-equipped and outstanding SAG stops provide plenty of fuel for the ride, and regular monitoring by the ride drivers provides help when needed.
This 62-mile route includes some of Habersham’s finest scenery. Starting and ending in Clarkesville at the Ruby C. Franklin Aquatic Center just off Highway 17 North from Clarkesville, cyclists go to Cornelia, turn left and go to Mt. Airy, back to Clarkesville, up Raper Mountain to Batesville and down Highway 197 along the Soque River, known as Georgia’s most scenic drive, and back to historic Clarkesville.
Register on Active.com for the fully supported ride--only $35 through September 30.
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